Top 10 Best Larimer County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 96 public schools serving 48,035 students in Larimer County, CO (there are 31 private schools, serving 4,142 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Larimer County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Larimer County, CO are Zach Elementary School, Traut Core Elementary School and Liberty Common Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Larimer County, CO public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Colorado public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Larimer County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Colorado public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public school average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Larimer County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Zach Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3715 Kechter Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5100
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #22.
Traut Core Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2515 Timberwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #33.
Liberty Common Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1725 Sharp Point Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 482-9800
Grades: K-12
| 1,150 students
Rank: #44.
Fossil Ridge High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5400 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-6260
Grades: 9-12
| 2,263 students
Rank: #55.
Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3002 East Trilby Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 830 students
Rank: #66.
Compass Community Collaborative School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2105 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 372-4242
Grades: 6-12
| 173 students
Rank: #77.
Shepardson Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1501 Springwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-4525
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #88.
Werner Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5400 Mail Creek Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-5550
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #99.
Bethke Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5100 School House Drive
Timnath, CO 80547
(970) 488-4300
Grades: K-5
| 532 students
Rank: #1010.
Berthoud Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
560 Bunyan Avenue
Berthoud, CO 80513
(970) 613-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 472 students
Rank: #1111.
Dunn Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
501 South Washington
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-4825
Grades: K-5
| 383 students
Rank: #1212.
Fort Collins High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3400 Lambkin Way
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-8021
Grades: 9-12
| 1,989 students
Rank: #1313.
Big Thompson Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7702 West Highway 34
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 613-5600
Grades: K-5
| 195 students
Rank: #1414.
O'dea Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
312 Princeton Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-4450
Grades: K-5
| 442 students
Rank: #1515.
Tavelli Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1118 Miramount Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 488-6725
Grades: PK-5
| 572 students
Rank: #1616.
Bacon Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5844 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 443 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Coyote Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7115 Avondale Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 679-9400
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Mcgraw Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4800 Hinsdale Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8335
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #1919.
Fort Collins Montessori School
Charter School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1900 South Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 631-8612
Grades: PK-6
| 219 students
Rank: #2020.
Riffenburgh Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1320 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-7935
Grades: K-5
| 458 students
Rank: #2121.
Rocky Mountain High School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1300 West Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-7023
Grades: 9-12
| 2,087 students
Rank: #2222.
Berthoud High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
850 Spartan Avenue
Berthoud, CO 80513
(970) 613-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 684 students
Rank: #2323.
Kruse Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4400 Mcmurry Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 488-5625
Grades: PK-5
| 454 students
Rank: #2424.
Polaris Expeditionary Learning School
Alternative School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-8260
Grades: K-12
| 389 students
Rank: #2525.
Colorado Early College Fort Collins
Charter School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4424 Innovation Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 377-0044
Grades: 6-12
| 1,186 students
Rank: #2626.
Ridgeview Classical Schools
Charter School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1800 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 494-4620
Grades: K-12
| 702 students
Rank: #2727.
Rice Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7000 Third Street
Wellington, CO 80549
(970) 488-8700
Grades: PK-5
| 521 students
Rank: #2828.
Bennett Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1125 Bennett Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-4750
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #2929.
Preston Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4901 Corbett Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-7300
Grades: 6-8
| 982 students
Rank: #3030.
Lesher Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1400 Stover Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 472-3800
Grades: 6-8
| 778 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Beattie Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3000 Meadowlark Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-4225
Grades: PK-5
| 320 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Johnson Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4101 Seneca Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-5000
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Lopez Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
637 Wabash Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8800
Grades: PK-5
| 362 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Olander Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3401 Auntie Stone Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8410
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #3535.
Loveland High School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
920 West 29th Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 613-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,515 students
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Larimer County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
703 East Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 490-3204
Grades: PK
| 84 students
1505 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-7406
Grades: 3-5
| 310 students
1225 Redwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 419-3252
Grades: 7-12
| 72 students
2130 Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(303) 446-7100
Grades: K-5
| 177 students
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-8260
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
360 Red Feather Lakes Road
Livermore, CO 80536
(970) 488-6520
Grades: K-5
| 37 students
1905 Orchard Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-8260
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
2540 La Porte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 490-3360
Grades: 7-9
| 33 students
2551 Hampshire Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 407-9830
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
2745 Minnesota Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 224-3562
Grades: 7-12
| 231 students
4601 Corbett Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 207-4800
Grades: 7-12
| 7 students
505 N County Road 73c
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
(970) 488-6550
Grades: K-5
| 45 students
407 East 42nd Street
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 613-6800
Grades: K-5
| 118 students
3891 Stove Prairie Road
Bellvue, CO 80512
(970) 488-6575
Grades: K-5
| 34 students
2890 North Monroe Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 613-5132
Grades: K-12
| 64 students
1811 West 15th Street
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 613-7000
Grades: K-5
| 123 students
2540 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 490-3239
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Larimer County, CO?
The top ranked public schools in Larimer County, CO include Zach Elementary School, Traut Core Elementary School and Liberty Common Charter School.
How many public schools are located in Larimer County, CO?
96 public schools are located in Larimer County, CO.
What percentage of students in Larimer County, CO go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Larimer County, CO are educated in public schools (compared to the CO state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Larimer County, CO?
Larimer County, CO public schools minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public schools average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

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